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Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
, thousands of immigrants are sworn in as american citizens. but today, san francisco had a rare ceremony. as john ramos tells us, it's never too late to find a new home. >> reporter: when he rolled to the swearing-in room it was the shortest leg of a journey that has spanned her entire life. but it was a first for the san francisco citizenship office. >> they said, we have 100-year- old applicant and the first thing i said was, wow. it's once in a blue moon. >> reporter: mrs. chang was born october 15, 1913 in china. but at 21, she moved to hong kong and was married. her husband died in 1979 and in 1993, at the age of 80, she moved to canada to live with her son. but then in 2004, mrs. chang moved again to the united states to live in fremont with her daughter, wendy, and 40 other family members. >> can i have you raise your right hand please? >> reporter: mrs. chang has wanted to be a citizen for five years now but it takes 20 years to be exempt from having to learn english. her daughter convinced the department that that might not be feasible for health reasons. so today was the big da
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